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Poster: tcappellett Date: Dec 1, 2005 11:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

Thank you brewster for your efforts in restoring the sbd's. I am grateful the compromise was made and thankful for your work. You can’t make please everyone all of the time, but for me to able to listen to my first show (7/7/89) to my last show (95 Pittsburgh rain show) and every one in between was like finding the Holy Grail. Not to mention the ability to stream sbd's of EVERY Binghamton show - shows that were literally in my backyard... well that’s just a bonus. Restoring it made me all the more grateful for the IA.

Now the other side of the parking lot would argue that once the genie is out of the bottle, it is hard to put him back in … but, as much as some would like to think things should be for free, the GD runs as a business. Perhaps McNally should look at it from a different perspective. The IA allows access to a much larger audience now that the band does not tour (pains me to say that). This is a conduit for people that don't know what we all do - the GD is like no other band. If enough people still are upset about not being able to dl the sbd’s, do a better job marketing your product. Selectively choose the top shows rated by Deadbase, market them with merchandise (like the Harpur College shirt/CD which I bought) and make those specific shows unavailable for dl.

In either event, I am truly thankful. Thanks

ps. on the old chance McNally reads this .. you should hire Charlie Miller and release his work .. now that is something I would buy!

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Poster: glenn Date: Dec 2, 2005 1:48am
Forum: etree Subject: keeping the music ALIVE: the real situation in the real world

the soundboards that didn't come from the Dead's vault have always been in our hands and will always be in our hands... nothing can ever take that away. I will continue to trade the soundboards I have, even the ones the Grateful Dead have published...

all except the music that both
'came from the vault'
'have been released by the dead for sale'

same as it ever was.

If the Dead or anyone else wants to do anything about it, my email address is and my real world address is
17172 rinaldi street granada hills california 91344-3523

I understand that the dead own the music, but they don't own all the recordings. I won't be trading anything if the dead have released it for sale,

my policy is meant to
preserve the music
(just hoarding it doesn't save it from bitrot, it has to be traded losslessly to keep it preserved: the music in the vaults is crumbling away in a sense, unless it is constantly re-archived, tapes crumble, discs deteriorate, nothing is forever... TRADING LOSSLESS DIGITAL COPIES FOR FREE INTO THE INFINITE REACHES OF TIME AND SPACE IS THE ONLY WAY I KNOW OF TO KEEP THIS INCREDIBLE MUSIC ALIVE
and to
encourage the band to publish the best quality versions of ALL the vault material (AND MY OPINION IS THAT IT SHOULD BE RELEASED -- FOR SALE -- AS AUDIO DISCS AND IN LOSSLESS FORMAT AS WELL)
(they can't make money on what they don't sell, so publish it boys!) We'll happily buy it all, even the stuff we already have, we just don't want it to disappear! It's not about the money, hell it would be cheaper to buy the music than to trade it for free, when you consider how many thousands of hours go into an active trader's passion for keeping the music alive.

If anyone from the dead, the police, or the free lossless trading community want to, they can contact me, arrest me, trade with me, sue me, murder me or whatever they deem appropriate.

I don't intend to let the music rot in my vault or theirs just because of some pictures printed in green and black.

I'm ready to give everything for anything I take. That IS my final answer.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Dec 2, 2005 2:49pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

7/7/89 your first show! That was a very good one indeed at JFK. Best Blow Away of all time and a magnificent Scarlet-Fire. I had to plug that S-F- not enough have listened to it